Sunday, September 14, 2014

Creamy Baked Chicken

September is a busy month with back to school
and new schedules so you'll need a few 
Easy Weeknight Dinners!
Here's an easy chicken recipe that's put together
 in minutes and popped in the oven.  It's a
variation of a few others I make so you can
change it up a bit.  It's also a good one to
remember when you're out of onion soup mix
for one of my other chicken recipes. 
(Links to all my easy chicken recipes
at the end of this post)
 Combine the sauce ingredients: soup, water,
sour cream, chives, and seasonings.
 You can use a can of sliced mushrooms, drained. 
I prefer fresh, sauteed in a small pan with a little
 oil or butter and seasoned with salt and pepper. 
Add mushrooms to the sauce.
 Lay the chicken breasts in a buttered casserole. 
If the breasts are large, cut them in half. 
It makes it easier to serve. 
 Pour the sauce over the chicken and sprinkle 
the top with paprika. You can prepare it ahead
to this point. Cover with wrap and refrigerate
until ready to bake. Bring to room temperature.
Bake @390º for about 40 minutes, uncovered. 
Sprinkle the top with additional chives before
serving. We're sauce people, so anything with
a sauce is good.  It boosts the flavor of the
 main dish and we love sauce ladled on our choice
 of sides like: rice, noodles or potatoes.
I like to serve this with Uncle Ben's 
Wild Rice Mix or Rice Pilaf Mix
and a green vegetable.

Creamy Baked Chicken
3-4 chicken breasts, boneless
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 C water
1 C fresh sliced mushrooms, lightly sauteed
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 t chives, dried or fresh (plus more for topping)
1/2 t onion powder, 1/2 t garlic powder, 
1/2 t salt, 1/4 t pepper
1/2 t paprika for sprinkling on top
If the chicken breasts are large, cut them in half and lay in the bottom of a greased 9"x13" baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients, except paprika and pour over the chicken. Sprinkle the top with paprika. Bake @350º for 35-40 minutes, just until the chicken is cooked. Sprinkle more chopped chives on top before serving if desired.
Serve with the sauce along with rice, and a vegetable or salad
* you can also use a whole cut-up chicken, just cook longer; about 1 hour.
* you can also use cream of chicken soup instead of mushroom
* you can also just use a can of drained mushrooms instead of fresh.


Links to my other Easy chicken recipes:
The Easiest Chicken and Rice Dinner..EVER!
Apricot Chicken
Oven Chicken and Vegetables Parmesan
Honey Boo Boo Chicken
Oven Chicken Cacciatore
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Mustard Chicken
Baked Greek Chicken
Cranberry Glazed Chicken
Duck Duck Chicken
Sunday Chicken
Swiss Chicken Bake
Perfect Roast Chicken
Cathy's Curry Chicken

Links: Between Naps on The Porch,
The Scoop, Dwellings, Coastal Charm,
Rattlebridge Farm, The Charm Of Home,
My Romantic Home,


  1. This looks delicious! I didn't even know there would be mushrooms in there based on the picture - the mushrooms are a great idea! I love them in a creamy sauce with chicken.

  2. Thanks Rita! I needed a new supper idea this week. I enjoy reading your blog. Have a great day, Lisa

  3. On my list to make this week! Thanks!

  4. Hi Rita, This looks yummy. I appreciate your recipes. The ingredients aren't complicated and you're very clear in your instructions. Thanks so much!!

  5. We had this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for posting!

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